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Everyone has those days when they feel down in the dumps. However, how you respond in such a situation is what matters most. Many people think that exercising is all about burning calories and keeping fit. That is not the case because you can use exercise to boost your mood. Here is how exercise helps lighten your mood. Enhances the Flow of Oxygen Your muscles require oxygen. When you are busy exercising, your heart and lungs pump oxygenated blood to the muscles. Additionally, working out on a regular basis raises the number of capillaries that send oxygenated blood to different…

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January is National Blood Donor Month. Did you know that donating blood can help save your life and the lives of others? Studies show that 25 percent of adults need blood at some time in their lives, so not only are you helping others but, the life you save may be your own. Many hospitals and clinics across the country accept donations either by appointment or on a walk-in basis. New York Blood Center collects the majority of blood donations on Long Island, but blood can also be donated at some areas of employment and retail locations. The entire process…

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Keto is a dieting trend that has grown in popularity, especially since Vinny Guadagnino from MTV’s Jersey Shore Family Vacation, aka the “keto guido” has been sharing his progress and low-carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet tips. Following a Keto Diet calls for reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat to keep your body in a constant metabolic state of ketosis. Luckily, if you use the right recipes, you can still enjoy some of your favorite meals and desserts while adhering to your strict keto diet guidelines to help you lose weight and stay healthy. Keto-Friendly Brownies Enjoy the warm, chocolatey goodness…

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If you overdo it during the holidays, don’t feel alone. Most people do tend to treat themselves to foods they normally limit or avoid altogether. Here are five tips to help get your diet back on track for the New Year. Water is Your Friend Even if you don’t have a health issue that requires you to avoid certain foods, many holiday favorites are full of carbohydrates. Since moderation was not the order of the day, all those empty carbohydrates likely left your body feeling a little dehydrated. That’s especially true if you drank beverages with caffeine. Drink plenty of…

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The holiday season comes with a lot of health drawbacks, including colds, the flu, slips and falls and packing on a few extra pounds. Avoid germs, injuries, and fend off the seasonal weight by following these tips for healthy holidays. Prevention The cold and the flu spread rapidly during the winter, making it important to regularly wash your hands and stay warm. There is also a higher risk of slip and fall accidents during the winter. Sprinkle salt along the walkways near your home to prevent falls and other related injuries from ice this winter. Be Mindful of What You…

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By Lauren Jablonski During the holiday season, there is food everywhere and you might be tempted to overindulge. Everyone around you is telling you it is okay to have fun and eat whatever you like. It is normal to succumb to these urges, but you need to be disciplined in order to avoid pilling on pounds during the holidays. Even though you might have broken some of your normal routines, stay within limits so you don’t gain more weight. The following ways will help enjoy the holidays without packing on the pounds. Keep a Food Log Setting goals will help…

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Ice skating might feel strange until you learned and practiced some techniques. Get you winter workout off to a gliding start with these helpful tips. Get Skates that Fit Properly A good pair of figure skates will fit you properly, provide plenty of support and have sharp blades that cut into the ice. Make sure that you wear skates that are the correct size. It’s also important to lace up your skates correctly. However, you don’t want your skates to fit too tight, or too loose, feeling like they’re about to come off. Know How to Fall Falling is inevitable…

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There is no sure-fire way to prevent pancreatic cancer. Experts do not know exactly what causes it, however, there are some things that you can do to reduce your risk of pancreatic cancer. Family History It is important to know your family history. If you have two or more first-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer, then you will be more likely to develop it yourself. You are also at an increased risk for developing pancreatic cancer if you have a relative who developed the condition before the age of 50. Additionally, if you have a family history of pancreatitis, then your…

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If you over do it on Thanksgiving, don’t feel alone. Most people do tend to treat themselves to foods they normally limit or avoid altogether. However, after Thanksgiving, it’s time to deal with the consequences. Here are five tips to help get your diet back on track after Thanksgiving. Water is Your Friend Even if you don’t have a health issue that requires you to avoid certain foods, many Thanksgiving favorites are full of carbohydrates. Since moderation was not the order of the day, all those empty carbs likely left your body feeling a little dehydrated. That’s especially true if…

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The American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ movement celebrates Eat Smart Month this November to help you to “Be The Best You” not just during the holiday season but all year round. Below are some helpful tips so you can lead a healthy life. Did you know that few American adults and less than one percent of children meet the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health? This is due to health factors including poor diet, inadequate physical activity, and being overweight or obese. More education and resources are needed for all to help increase our intake of healthy foods…

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